The necklaces have big, bright spheres and squares of felted wool, laced with buttons and strung on a leather cord. The pins are made with layered circles to form flowers that have a funky, retro vibe. The garland is like nothing we’ve seen before (makes a great gift for a special friend or teacher). It’s a fresh idea for decorating a tabletop, doorway, window or tree. Here at Daily Grommet we used it to decorate our PossibiliTree. It can also be donned as a scarf or necklace if you’re in the mood to be hip in a crafty sort of way.
The brain – and hands – behind The Hole Thing belong to Louise Cady-Fernandes, who worked as a knitwear technician for a famous clothing line until 2007, when she left to pursue something more creative. Her epiphany for The Hole Thing came while she was piecing together a blanket made from felted remnants of family members’ wool sweaters. Since then, her love for felted wool, playful dots and pearl edgings have come together, one Hole Thing at a time.